Signature move

Zekrom and Reshiram using Bolt Strike and Blue Flare, their signature moves

A signature move (Japanese: 得意技(とくいわざ) signature move) or signature attack is generally considered a move that can normally only be learned by a single Pokémon, evolutionary family, or group of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon within a given generation. However, no consistent definition has been offered by official media.

Starting in Pokémon Sword and Shield, because most Pokémon not in the regional Pokédex are unobtainable, some Pokémon apparently gain or lose their signature moves based on availability, even if that move would otherwise be non-exclusive (for example, Accelgor in Pokémon Sword and Shield is the only Pokémon that can learn Water Shuriken since Greninja is not present in those games).

Most signature moves are learned by leveling up. Despite being signature moves of a particular species, other Pokémon can still sometimes learn the move through other means. Some signature moves can also be inherited via breeding or are known by certain gift or event Pokémon. Additionally, Smeargle can learn most signature moves via its own signature move, Sketch.

Terminology

Main article: Terminology of signature moves

From Generation VI onwards, the term "signature move" has been often used on the Pokémon.com website. It is also mentioned in Pokémon Sword, Shield, and GO.

In the fandom, this has sometimes been used referring to moves that are used by a single Pokémon, evolutionary family, or group of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon within a given generation, with several moves gaining or losing the "signature move" status between generations.

While there is no official definition, based on the official uses of "signature move" so far, this term may permanently refer to moves that, at the time of their introduction, were only usable by a single species or certain related species. For instance, Sacred Fire has been still referred as Ho-Oh's signature move even after this move became available for Entei as well. Conversely, moves that became available to a single species later than the move's introduction (such as Unown's Hidden Power) have not been officially referred to as "signature moves".

In particular, Bolt Beak has been mentioned as the signature move of Dracozolt and Arctozolt, and Fishious Rend as the signature move of Dracovish and Arctovish. Those Pokémon are related via their fossils but not by evolution. Conversely, there is no known official usage of "signature move" referring to moves usable by multiple Pokémon of the same evolutionary family (such as Volt Tackle, usable by Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu) or by Pokémon of the same group of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon (such as Sacred Sword, usable by the Swords of Justice).

List of Pokémon and their signature moves

# Pokémon Generation
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0015 Beedrill Beedrill
Twineedle Twineedle Twineedle Twineedle
Beedrill
Beedrill
Beedrill
0019 Rattata Rattata
Hyper Fang
Super Fang
Hyper Fang
Super Fang
Hyper Fang
Super Fang
Rattata
Rattata
Rattata
0020 Raticate Raticate
Hyper Fang
Super Fang
Hyper Fang
Super Fang
Hyper Fang
Super Fang
Raticate
Raticate
Raticate
0023 Ekans Ekans
Glare
Ekans
Ekans
Ekans
0024 Arbok Arbok
Glare
Arbok
Arbok
Arbok
0025 Pikachu Pikachu
Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle
Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu
0025 Pikachu Pikachu
Partner Pikachu
Floaty Fall
Pika Papow
Splishy Splash
Zippy Zap
Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu
0026 Raichu Raichu
Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle
Raichu
Raichu
Raichu
0026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan form
Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle
Raichu
Raichu
Raichu
0043 Oddish Oddish
Petal Dance
Oddish
Oddish
Oddish
0044 Gloom Gloom
Petal Dance
Gloom
Gloom
Gloom
0045 Vileplume Vileplume
Petal Dance
Vileplume
Vileplume
Vileplume
0046 Paras Paras
Spore Spore
Paras
Paras
Paras
0047 Parasect Parasect
Spore Spore
Parasect
Parasect
Parasect
0050 Diglett Diglett
Fissure
Diglett
Diglett
Diglett
0051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Fissure
Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Dugtrio
0052 Meowth Meowth
Pay Day Pay Day Pay Day
Meowth
Meowth
Meowth
0052 Meowth Meowth
Alolan form
Pay Day
Meowth
Meowth
Meowth
0052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian form
Pay Day
Meowth
Meowth
Meowth
0053 Persian Persian
Pay Day Pay Day
Persian
Persian
Persian
0053 Persian Persian
Alolan form
Pay Day
Persian
Persian
Persian
0057 Primeape Primeape
Rage Fist
Primeape
Primeape
Primeape
0059 Arcanine Arcanine
Extreme Speed
Arcanine
Arcanine
Arcanine
0064 Kadabra Kadabra
Kinesis* Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis
Kadabra
Kadabra
Kadabra
0065 Alakazam Alakazam
Kinesis* Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis Kinesis
Alakazam
Alakazam
Alakazam
0066 Machop Machop
Vital Throw
Machop
Machop
Machop
0067 Machoke Machoke
Vital Throw
Machoke
Machoke
Machoke
0068 Machamp Machamp
Vital Throw Strength
Machamp
Machamp
Machamp
0080 Slowbro Slowbro
Galarian Form
Shell Side Arm Shell Side Arm
Slowbro
Slowbro
Slowbro
0090 Shellder Shellder
Clamp Clamp
Shellder
Shellder
Shellder
0091 Cloyster Cloyster
Clamp
Cloyster
Cloyster
Cloyster
0092 Gastly Gastly
Night Shade
Gastly
Gastly
Gastly
0093 Haunter Haunter
Night Shade
Haunter
Haunter
Haunter
0094 Gengar Gengar
Night Shade
Gengar
Gengar
Gengar
0098 Krabby Krabby
Crabhammer Crabhammer
Krabby
Krabby
Krabby
0099 Kingler Kingler
Crabhammer Crabhammer
Kingler
Kingler
Kingler
0101 Electrode Electrode
Hisuian Form
Chloroblast Chloroblast
Electrode
Electrode
Electrode
0102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Barrage Barrage Barrage Barrage Barrage Barrage Barrage
Exeggcute
Exeggcute
Exeggcute
0103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Barrage Barrage Barrage Barrage Barrage Barrage Barrage
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
0103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alolan form
Barrage
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
0104 Cubone Cubone
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Rush
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Rush
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bonemerang
Cubone
Cubone
Cubone
0105 Marowak Marowak
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Rush
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Rush
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Bonemerang
Marowak
Marowak
Marowak
0105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan form
Bone Club
Bonemerang
Shadow Bone
Bonemerang
Shadow Bone
Marowak
Marowak
Marowak
0106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Jump Kick
Hi Jump Kick
Rolling Kick
Mega Kick
Jump Kick
Jump Kick Mega Kick Mega Kick Mega Kick
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee
0110 Weezing Weezing
Galarian Form
Strange Steam Strange Steam
Weezing
Weezing
Weezing
0113 Chansey Chansey
Softboiled Softboiled Softboiled Soft-Boiled Soft-Boiled Soft-Boiled Soft-Boiled
Chansey
Chansey
Chansey
0115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Dizzy Punch Dizzy Punch
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
0118 Goldeen Goldeen
Waterfall
Goldeen
Goldeen
Goldeen
0119 Seaking Seaking
Waterfall
Seaking
Seaking
Seaking
0120 Staryu Staryu
Camouflage
Staryu
Staryu
Staryu
0122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Substitute
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
0124 Jynx Jynx
Lovely Kiss Lovely Kiss Lovely Kiss Lovely Kiss Lovely Kiss Lovely Kiss Lovely Kiss Lovely Kiss
Jynx
Jynx
Jynx
0128 Tauros Tauros
Raging Bull
Tauros
Tauros
Tauros
0128 Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
Raging Bull
Tauros
Tauros
Tauros
0128 Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
Raging Bull
Tauros
Tauros
Tauros
0128 Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
Raging Bull
Tauros
Tauros
Tauros
0129 Magikarp Magikarp
Splash
Magikarp
Magikarp
Magikarp
0133 Eevee Eevee
Partner Eevee
Baddy Bad
Bouncy Bubble
Buzzy Buzz
Freezy Frost
Glitzy Glow
Sappy Seed
Sizzly Slide
Sparkly Swirl
Veevee Volley
Eevee
Eevee
Eevee
0137 Porygon Porygon
Conversion
Sharpen
Conversion
Conversion2
Sharpen
Conversion
Conversion 2
Sharpen
Conversion
Conversion 2
Sharpen
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Porygon
Porygon
Porygon
0144 Articuno Articuno
Galarian Form
Freezing Glare Freezing Glare
Articuno
Articuno
Articuno
0145 Zapdos Zapdos
Galarian Form
Thunderous Kick Thunderous Kick
Zapdos
Zapdos
Zapdos
0146 Moltres Moltres
Galarian Form
Fiery Wrath Fiery Wrath
Moltres
Moltres
Moltres
0150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Psystrike Psystrike Psystrike Psystrike Psystrike
Mewtwo
Mewtwo
Mewtwo
0157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
Infernal Parade Infernal Parade
Typhlosion
Typhlosion
Typhlosion
0167 Spinarak Spinarak
Spider Web Spider Web Spider Web Toxic Thread Toxic Thread Toxic Thread
Spinarak
Spinarak
Spinarak
0168 Ariados Ariados
Spider Web Spider Web Spider Web Toxic Thread Toxic Thread Toxic Thread
Ariados
Ariados
Ariados
0172 Pichu Pichu
Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle Volt Tackle
Pichu
Pichu
Pichu
0196 Espeon Espeon
Morning Sun
Espeon
Espeon
Espeon
0199 Slowking Slowking
Chilly Reception
Slowking
Slowking
Slowking
0199 Slowking Slowking
Galarian Form
Eerie Spell Eerie Spell
Chilly Reception
Slowking
Slowking
Slowking
0201 Unown Unown
Hidden Power
Unown
Unown
Unown
0203 Girafarig Girafarig
Twin Beam
Girafarig
Girafarig
Girafarig
0206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Hyper Drill
Dunsparce
Dunsparce
Dunsparce
0211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Barb Barrage
Qwilfish
Qwilfish
Qwilfish
0211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
Barb Barrage Barb Barrage
Qwilfish
Qwilfish
Qwilfish
0214 Heracross Heracross
Megahorn
Heracross
Heracross
Heracross
0233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Conversion
Conversion2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Porygon2
Porygon2
Porygon2
0234 Stantler Stantler
Psyshield Bash Psyshield Bash
Stantler
Stantler
Stantler
0235 Smeargle Smeargle
Sketch Sketch Sketch Sketch Sketch Sketch Sketch Sketch
Smeargle
Smeargle
Smeargle
0237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Triple Kick Triple Kick Triple Kick Triple Kick Triple Kick Triple Kick
Hitmontop
Hitmontop
Hitmontop
0241 Miltank Miltank
Milk Drink Milk Drink Milk Drink Milk Drink Milk Drink
Miltank
Miltank
Miltank
0242 Blissey Blissey
Softboiled Softboiled Softboiled Soft-Boiled Soft-Boiled Soft-Boiled Soft-Boiled
Blissey
Blissey
Blissey
0249 Lugia Lugia
Aeroblast Aeroblast Aeroblast Aeroblast Aeroblast Aeroblast Aeroblast Aeroblast
Lugia
Lugia
Lugia
0250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Sacred Fire Sacred Fire Sacred Fire Sacred Fire
Ho-Oh
Ho-Oh
Ho-Oh
0253 Grovyle Grovyle
Leaf Blade
Grovyle
Grovyle
Grovyle
0254 Sceptile Sceptile
Leaf Blade
Sceptile
Sceptile
Sceptile
0257 Blaziken Blaziken
Blaze Kick
Blaziken
Blaziken
Blaziken
0259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Muddy Water
Marshtomp
Marshtomp
Marshtomp
0260 Swampert Swampert
Muddy Water
Swampert
Swampert
Swampert
0287 Slakoth Slakoth
Slack Off
Slakoth
Slakoth
Slakoth
0289 Slaking Slaking
Slack Off
Slaking
Slaking
Slaking
0296 Makuhita Makuhita
Arm Thrust Arm Thrust
Makuhita
Makuhita
Makuhita
0297 Hariyama Hariyama
Arm Thrust Arm Thrust
Hariyama
Hariyama
Hariyama
0300 Skitty Skitty
Assist
Skitty
Skitty
Skitty
0313 Volbeat Volbeat
Tail Glow
Volbeat
Volbeat
Volbeat
0331 Cacnea Cacnea
Needle Arm Needle Arm
Cacnea
Cacnea
Cacnea
0332 Cacturne Cacturne
Needle Arm Needle Arm
Cacturne
Cacturne
Cacturne
0336 Seviper Seviper
Poison Tail
Seviper
Seviper
Seviper
0351 Castform Castform
Weather Ball
Castform
Castform
Castform
0380 Latias Latias
Mist Ball Mist Ball Mist Ball Mist Ball Mist Ball Mist Ball Mist Ball
Latias
Latias
Latias
0381 Latios Latios
Luster Purge Luster Purge Luster Purge Luster Purge Luster Purge Luster Purge Luster Purge
Latios
Latios
Latios
0382 Kyogre Kyogre
Origin Pulse Origin Pulse Origin Pulse Origin Pulse
Kyogre
Kyogre
Kyogre
0383 Groudon Groudon
Precipice Blades Precipice Blades Precipice Blades Precipice Blades
Groudon
Groudon
Groudon
0384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Dragon Ascent Dragon Ascent Dragon Ascent Dragon Ascent
Rayquaza
Rayquaza
Rayquaza
0385 Jirachi Jirachi
Doom Desire Doom Desire Doom Desire Doom Desire Doom Desire Doom Desire Doom Desire
Jirachi
Jirachi
Jirachi
0386 Deoxys Deoxys
Psycho Boost Psycho Boost Psycho Boost Psycho Boost Psycho Boost Psycho Boost
Deoxys
Deoxys
Deoxys
0416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
Defend Order
Heal Order
Attack Order
Defend Order
Heal Order
Attack Order
Defend Order
Heal Order
Attack Order
Defend Order
Heal Order
Attack Order
Defend Order
Attack Order
Defend Order
Attack Order
Vespiquen
Vespiquen
Vespiquen
0440 Happiny Happiny
Soft-Boiled
Happiny
Happiny
Happiny
0441 Chatot Chatot
Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter
Chatot
Chatot
Chatot
0464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Rock Wrecker Rock Wrecker
Rhyperior
Rhyperior
Rhyperior
0474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Conversion
Conversion 2
Porygon-Z
Porygon-Z
Porygon-Z
0480 Uxie Uxie
Mystical Power Mystical Power
Uxie
Uxie
Uxie
0481 Mesprit Mesprit
Mystical Power Mystical Power
Mesprit
Mesprit
Mesprit
0482 Azelf Azelf
Mystical Power Mystical Power
Azelf
Azelf
Azelf
0483 Dialga Dialga
Roar of Time Roar of Time Roar of Time Roar of Time Roar of Time Roar of Time
Dialga
Dialga
Dialga
0484 Palkia Palkia
Spacial Rend Spacial Rend Spacial Rend Spacial Rend Spacial Rend Spacial Rend
Palkia
Palkia
Palkia
0485 Heatran Heatran
Magma Storm Magma Storm Magma Storm Magma Storm Magma Storm Magma Storm
Heatran
Heatran
Heatran
0486 Regigigas Regigigas
Crush Grip Crush Grip Crush Grip Crush Grip Crush Grip Crush Grip
Regigigas
Regigigas
Regigigas
0487 Giratina Giratina
Shadow Force Shadow Force Shadow Force Shadow Force Shadow Force Shadow Force
Giratina
Giratina
Giratina
0488 Cresselia Cresselia
Lunar Dance Lunar Dance Lunar Dance Lunar Dance Lunar Dance
Lunar Blessing
Lunar Dance
Lunar Blessing
Cresselia
Cresselia
Cresselia
0489 Phione Phione
Take Heart Take Heart
Phione
Phione
Phione
0490 Manaphy Manaphy
Heart Swap Heart Swap Heart Swap Heart Swap
Take Heart
Heart Swap
Take Heart
Manaphy
Manaphy
Manaphy
0491 Darkrai Darkrai
Dark Void Dark Void Dark Void Dark Void Dark Void Dark Void
Darkrai
Darkrai
Darkrai
0492 Shaymin Shaymin
Seed Flare Seed Flare Seed Flare Seed Flare Seed Flare Seed Flare
Shaymin
Shaymin
Shaymin
0493 Arceus Arceus
Judgment Judgment Judgment Judgment Judgment Judgment
Arceus
Arceus
Arceus
0494 Victini Victini
Searing Shot Searing Shot Searing Shot Searing Shot
V-create
Victini
Victini
Victini
0498 Tepig Tepig
Heat Crash Heat Crash Heat Crash
Tepig
Tepig
Tepig
0499 Pignite Pignite
Heat Crash Heat Crash Heat Crash
Pignite
Pignite
Pignite
0500 Emboar Emboar
Heat Crash Heat Crash Heat Crash
Emboar
Emboar
Emboar
0503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
Ceaseless Edge Ceaseless Edge
Samurott
Samurott
Samurott
0549 Lilligant Lilligant
Hisuian Form
Victory Dance Victory Dance
Lilligant
Lilligant
Lilligant
0570 Zorua Zorua
Night Daze Night Daze
Zorua
Zorua
Zorua
0570 Zorua Zorua
Hisuian Form
Bitter Malice Bitter Malice
Zorua
Zorua
Zorua
0571 Zoroark Zoroark
Night Daze Night Daze
Zoroark
Zoroark
Zoroark
0571 Zoroark Zoroark
Hisuian Form
Bitter Malice Bitter Malice
Zoroark
Zoroark
Zoroark
0586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Horn Leech
Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck
0599 Klink Klink
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Gear Grind Gear Grind
Klink
Klink
Klink
0600 Klang Klang
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Gear Grind Gear Grind
Klang
Klang
Klang
0601 Klinklang Klinklang
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Gear Grind Gear Grind
Klinklang
Klinklang
Klinklang
0617 Accelgor Accelgor
Water Shuriken
Accelgor
Accelgor
Accelgor
0618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Galarian Form
Snap Trap
Stunfisk
Stunfisk
Stunfisk
0626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
Head Charge Head Charge Head Charge Head Charge
Bouffalant
Bouffalant
Bouffalant
0628 Braviary Braviary
Hisuian Form
Esper Wing Esper Wing
Braviary
Braviary
Braviary
0631 Heatmor Heatmor
Fire Lash
Heatmor
Heatmor
Heatmor
0637 Volcarona Volcarona
Fiery Dance Fiery Dance Fiery Dance Fiery Dance
Volcarona
Volcarona
Volcarona
0638 Cobalion Cobalion
Sacred Sword
Cobalion
Cobalion
Cobalion
0639 Terrakion Terrakion
Sacred Sword
Terrakion
Terrakion
Terrakion
0640 Virizion Virizion
Sacred Sword
Virizion
Virizion
Virizion
0641 Tornadus Tornadus
Bleakwind Storm Bleakwind Storm
Tornadus
Tornadus
Tornadus
0642 Thundurus Thundurus
Wildbolt Storm Wildbolt Storm
Thundurus
Thundurus
Thundurus
0643 Reshiram Reshiram
Fusion Flare
Blue Flare
Fusion Flare
Blue Flare
Fusion Flare
Blue Flare
Fusion Flare
Blue Flare
Fusion Flare
Blue Flare
Reshiram
Reshiram
Reshiram
0644 Zekrom Zekrom
Fusion Bolt
Bolt Strike
Fusion Bolt
Bolt Strike
Fusion Bolt
Bolt Strike
Fusion Bolt
Bolt Strike
Fusion Bolt
Bolt Strike
Zekrom
Zekrom
Zekrom
0645 Landorus Landorus
Sandsear Storm Sandsear Storm
Landorus
Landorus
Landorus
0646 Kyurem Kyurem
Glaciate Glaciate Glaciate Glaciate Glaciate
Kyurem
Kyurem
Kyurem
0646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
Fusion Flare
Ice Burn
Fusion Flare
Ice Burn
Fusion Flare
Ice Burn
Fusion Flare
Ice Burn
Fusion Flare
Ice Burn
Kyurem
Kyurem
Kyurem
0646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Fusion Bolt
Freeze Shock
Fusion Bolt
Freeze Shock
Fusion Bolt
Freeze Shock
Fusion Bolt
Freeze Shock
Fusion Bolt
Freeze Shock
Kyurem
Kyurem
Kyurem
0647 Keldeo Keldeo
Secret Sword
Sacred Sword
Secret Sword Secret Sword Secret Sword Secret Sword
Keldeo
Keldeo
Keldeo
0648 Meloetta Meloetta
Relic Song Relic Song Relic Song Relic Song
Meloetta
Meloetta
Meloetta
0649 Genesect Genesect
Techno Blast Techno Blast Techno Blast Techno Blast
Genesect
Genesect
Genesect
0658 Greninja Greninja
Mat Block Water Shuriken
Greninja
Greninja
Greninja
0666 Vivillon Vivillon
Powder
Vivillon
Vivillon
Vivillon
0667 Litleo Litleo
Noble Roar
Litleo
Litleo
Litleo
0668 Pyroar Pyroar
Noble Roar
Pyroar
Pyroar
Pyroar
0670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
Light of Ruin Light of Ruin
Floette
Floette
Floette
0672 Skiddo Skiddo
Milk Drink
Skiddo
Skiddo
Skiddo
0673 Gogoat Gogoat
Milk Drink
Gogoat
Gogoat
Gogoat
0674 Pancham Pancham
Parting Shot
Pancham
Pancham
Pancham
0675 Pangoro Pangoro
Parting Shot
Pangoro
Pangoro
Pangoro
0681 Aegislash Aegislash
King's Shield King's Shield King's Shield
Aegislash
Aegislash
Aegislash
0683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
Aromatic Mist
Aromatisse
Aromatisse
Aromatisse
0686 Inkay Inkay
Topsy-Turvy Topsy-Turvy Topsy-Turvy
Inkay
Inkay
Inkay
0687 Malamar Malamar
Topsy-Turvy Topsy-Turvy Topsy-Turvy
Malamar
Malamar
Malamar
0694 Helioptile Helioptile
Electrify Electrify
Helioptile
Helioptile
Helioptile
0695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Electrify Electrify
Heliolisk
Heliolisk
Heliolisk
0701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Flying Press Flying Press Flying Press Flying Press
Hawlucha
Hawlucha
Hawlucha
0704 Goomy Goomy
Shelter
Goomy
Goomy
Goomy
0705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
Shelter Shelter
Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Sliggoo
0706 Goodra Goodra
Hisuian Form
Shelter Shelter
Goodra
Goodra
Goodra
0707 Klefki Klefki
Fairy Lock
Crafty Shield
Fairy Lock Fairy Lock Fairy Lock
Klefki
Klefki
Klefki
0708 Phantump Phantump
Forest's Curse Forest's Curse Forest's Curse Forest's Curse
Phantump
Phantump
Phantump
0709 Trevenant Trevenant
Forest's Curse Forest's Curse Forest's Curse Forest's Curse
Trevenant
Trevenant
Trevenant
0710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Trick-or-Treat Trick-or-Treat Trick-or-Treat
Pumpkaboo
Pumpkaboo
Pumpkaboo
0711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Trick-or-Treat Trick-or-Treat Trick-or-Treat
Gourgeist
Gourgeist
Gourgeist
0713 Avalugg Avalugg
Hisuian Form
Mountain Gale Mountain Gale
Avalugg
Avalugg
Avalugg
0716 Xerneas Xerneas
Geomancy Geomancy Geomancy
Xerneas
Xerneas
Xerneas
0717 Yveltal Yveltal
Oblivion Wing Oblivion Wing Oblivion Wing
Yveltal
Yveltal
Yveltal
0718 Zygarde Zygarde
Land's Wrath Land's Wrath
Thousand Arrows
Thousand Waves
Core Enforcer
Land's Wrath
Thousand Arrows
Thousand Waves
Core Enforcer
Zygarde
Zygarde
Zygarde
0719 Diancie Diancie
Diamond Storm Diamond Storm Diamond Storm Diamond Storm
Diancie
Diancie
Diancie
0720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Hyperspace Hole Hyperspace Hole Hyperspace Hole
Hoopa
Hoopa
Hoopa
0720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
Hyperspace Fury Hyperspace Fury Hyperspace Fury
Hoopa
Hoopa
Hoopa
0721 Volcanion Volcanion
Steam Eruption Steam Eruption Steam Eruption Steam Eruption
Volcanion
Volcanion
Volcanion
0724 Decidueye Decidueye
Spirit Shackle Spirit Shackle Spirit Shackle
Decidueye
Decidueye
Decidueye
0724 Decidueye Decidueye
Hisuian Form
Triple Arrows Triple Arrows
Decidueye
Decidueye
Decidueye
0727 Incineroar Incineroar
Darkest Lariat Darkest Lariat
Incineroar
Incineroar
Incineroar
0730 Primarina Primarina
Sparkling Aria
Primarina
Primarina
Primarina
0733 Toucannon Toucannon
Beak Blast Beak Blast
Toucannon
Toucannon
Toucannon
0740 Crabominable Crabominable
Ice Hammer
Crabominable
Crabominable
Crabominable
0741 Oricorio Oricorio
Revelation Dance Revelation Dance
Oricorio
Oricorio
Oricorio
0743 Ribombee Ribombee
Pollen Puff
Ribombee
Ribombee
Ribombee
0745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
Accelerock Accelerock Accelerock
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
0745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Accelerock Accelerock Accelerock
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
0748 Toxapex Toxapex
Baneful Bunker Baneful Bunker Baneful Bunker
Toxapex
Toxapex
Toxapex
0754 Lurantis Lurantis
Solar Blade
Lurantis
Lurantis
Lurantis
0758 Salazzle Salazzle
Fire Lash
Salazzle
Salazzle
Salazzle
0763 Tsareena Tsareena
Trop Kick Trop Kick Trop Kick
Tsareena
Tsareena
Tsareena
0764 Comfey Comfey
Floral Healing Floral Healing Floral Healing
Comfey
Comfey
Comfey
0765 Oranguru Oranguru
Instruct Instruct Instruct
Oranguru
Oranguru
Oranguru
0769 Sandygast Sandygast
Shore Up Shore Up Shore Up
Sandygast
Sandygast
Sandygast
0770 Palossand Palossand
Shore Up Shore Up Shore Up
Palossand
Palossand
Palossand
0771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
Purify Purify
Pyukumuku
Pyukumuku
Pyukumuku
0773 Silvally Silvally
Multi-Attack Multi-Attack
Silvally
Silvally
Silvally
0776 Turtonator Turtonator
Shell Trap Shell Trap
Turtonator
Turtonator
Turtonator
0777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
Zing Zap
Togedemaru
Togedemaru
Togedemaru
0781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
Anchor Shot Anchor Shot
Dhelmise
Dhelmise
Dhelmise
0784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Clanging Scales Clanging Scales
Clangorous Soul
Clanging Scales
Clangorous Soul
Kommo-o
Kommo-o
Kommo-o
0785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Nature's Madness Nature's Madness
Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
0786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Nature's Madness Nature's Madness
Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele
0787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Nature's Madness Nature's Madness
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Bulu
0788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
Nature's Madness Nature's Madness
Tapu Fini
Tapu Fini
Tapu Fini
0791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
Sunsteel Strike Sunsteel Strike Sunsteel Strike
Solgaleo
Solgaleo
Solgaleo
0792 Lunala Lunala
Moongeist Beam Moongeist Beam Moongeist Beam
Lunala
Lunala
Lunala
0800 Necrozma Necrozma
Prismatic Laser
Photon Geyser
Prismatic Laser
Photon Geyser
Prismatic Laser
Photon Geyser
Necrozma
Necrozma
Necrozma
0800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dusk Mane Necrozma
Prismatic Laser
Sunsteel Strike
Photon Geyser
Prismatic Laser
Sunsteel Strike
Photon Geyser
Prismatic Laser
Sunsteel Strike
Photon Geyser
Necrozma
Necrozma
Necrozma
0800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dawn Wings Necrozma
Prismatic Laser
Moongeist Beam
Photon Geyser
Prismatic Laser
Moongeist Beam
Photon Geyser
Prismatic Laser
Moongeist Beam
Photon Geyser
Necrozma
Necrozma
Necrozma
0801 Magearna Magearna
Fleur Cannon Fleur Cannon Fleur Cannon
Magearna
Magearna
Magearna
0802 Marshadow Marshadow
Spectral Thief Spectral Thief
Marshadow
Marshadow
Marshadow
0806 Blacephalon Blacephalon
Mind Blown Mind Blown
Blacephalon
Blacephalon
Blacephalon
0807 Zeraora Zeraora
Plasma Fists Plasma Fists
Zeraora
Zeraora
Zeraora
0809 Melmetal Melmetal
Double Iron Bash Double Iron Bash
Melmetal
Melmetal
Melmetal
0812 Rillaboom Rillaboom
Drum Beating Drum Beating
Rillaboom
Rillaboom
Rillaboom
0815 Cinderace Cinderace
Court Change
Pyro Ball
Court Change
Pyro Ball
Cinderace
Cinderace
Cinderace
0818 Inteleon Inteleon
Snipe Shot Snipe Shot
Inteleon
Inteleon
Inteleon
0819 Skwovet Skwovet
Stuff Cheeks
Skwovet
Skwovet
Skwovet
0820 Greedent Greedent
Stuff Cheeks
Greedent
Greedent
Greedent
0833 Chewtle Chewtle
Jaw Lock
Chewtle
Chewtle
Chewtle
0834 Drednaw Drednaw
Jaw Lock
Drednaw
Drednaw
Drednaw
0839 Coalossal Coalossal
Tar Shot Tar Shot
Coalossal
Coalossal
Coalossal
0841 Flapple Flapple
Grav Apple Grav Apple
Flapple
Flapple
Flapple
0842 Appletun Appletun
Apple Acid Apple Acid
Appletun
Appletun
Appletun
0849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Overdrive Overdrive
Toxtricity
Toxtricity
Toxtricity
0853 Grapploct Grapploct
Octolock
Grapploct
Grapploct
Grapploct
0855 Polteageist Polteageist
Teatime Teatime
Polteageist
Polteageist
Polteageist
0858 Hatterene Hatterene
Magic Powder Magic Powder
Hatterene
Hatterene
Hatterene
0859 Impidimp Impidimp
Confide
Impidimp
Impidimp
Impidimp
0860 Morgrem Morgrem
False Surrender Confide
False Surrender
Morgrem
Morgrem
Morgrem
0861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
False Surrender
Spirit Break
Confide
False Surrender
Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl
0862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
Obstruct
Obstagoon
Obstagoon
Obstagoon
0863 Perrserker Perrserker
Pay Day
Perrserker
Perrserker
Perrserker
0865 Sirfetch'd Sirfetch'd
Meteor Assault
Sirfetch'd
Sirfetch'd
Sirfetch'd
0869 Alcremie Alcremie
Decorate Decorate
Alcremie
Alcremie
Alcremie
0870 Falinks Falinks
No Retreat No Retreat
Falinks
Falinks
Falinks
0871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
Zing Zap
Pincurchin
Pincurchin
Pincurchin
0877 Morpeko Morpeko
Aura Wheel Aura Wheel
Morpeko
Morpeko
Morpeko
0887 Dragapult Dragapult
Dragon Darts Dragon Darts
Dragapult
Dragapult
Dragapult
0888 Zacian Zacian
Crowned Sword
Behemoth Blade Behemoth Blade
Zacian
Zacian
Zacian
0889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
Behemoth Bash Behemoth Bash
Zamazenta
Zamazenta
Zamazenta
0890 Eternatus Eternatus
Eternabeam
Dynamax Cannon
Dynamax Cannon
Eternatus
Eternatus
Eternatus
0892 Urshifu Urshifu
Single Strike Style
Wicked Blow Wicked Blow
Urshifu
Urshifu
Urshifu
0892 Urshifu Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
Surging Strikes Surging Strikes
Urshifu
Urshifu
Urshifu
0893 Zarude Zarude
Jungle Healing Jungle Healing
Zarude
Zarude
Zarude
0894 Regieleki Regieleki
Thunder Cage Thunder Cage
Regieleki
Regieleki
Regieleki
0895 Regidrago Regidrago
Dragon Energy Dragon Energy
Regidrago
Regidrago
Regidrago
0898 Calyrex Calyrex
Ice Rider
Glacial Lance Glacial Lance
Calyrex
Calyrex
Calyrex
0898 Calyrex Calyrex
Shadow Rider
Astral Barrage Astral Barrage
Calyrex
Calyrex
Calyrex
0899 Wyrdeer Wyrdeer
Psyshield Bash Psyshield Bash
Wyrdeer
Wyrdeer
Wyrdeer
0900 Kleavor Kleavor
Stone Axe Stone Axe
Kleavor
Kleavor
Kleavor
0901 Ursaluna Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
Blood Moon
Ursaluna
Ursaluna
Ursaluna
0903 Sneasler Sneasler
Dire Claw Dire Claw
Sneasler
Sneasler
Sneasler
0904 Overqwil Overqwil
Barb Barrage Barb Barrage
Overqwil
Overqwil
Overqwil
0905 Enamorus Enamorus
Springtide Storm Springtide Storm
Enamorus
Enamorus
Enamorus
0908 Meowscarada Meowscarada
Flower Trick
Meowscarada
Meowscarada
Meowscarada
0911 Skeledirge Skeledirge
Torch Song
Skeledirge
Skeledirge
Skeledirge
0914 Quaquaval Quaquaval
Aqua Step
Quaquaval
Quaquaval
Quaquaval
0918 Spidops Spidops
Silk Trap
Spidops
Spidops
Spidops
0923 Pawmot Pawmot
Double Shock
Pawmot
Pawmot
Pawmot
0924 Tandemaus Tandemaus
Population Bomb
Tandemaus
Tandemaus
Tandemaus
0925 Maushold Maushold
Population Bomb
Maushold
Maushold
Maushold
0928 Smoliv Smoliv
Terrain Pulse
Smoliv
Smoliv
Smoliv
0929 Dolliv Dolliv
Terrain Pulse
Dolliv
Dolliv
Dolliv
0930 Arboliva Arboliva
Terrain Pulse
Arboliva
Arboliva
Arboliva
0933 Naclstack Naclstack
Salt Cure
Naclstack
Naclstack
Naclstack
0934 Garganacl Garganacl
Salt Cure
Garganacl
Garganacl
Garganacl
0936 Armarouge Armarouge
Armor Cannon
Armarouge
Armarouge
Armarouge
0937 Ceruledge Ceruledge
Bitter Blade
Ceruledge
Ceruledge
Ceruledge
0945 Grafaiai Grafaiai
Doodle
Grafaiai
Grafaiai
Grafaiai
0952 Scovillain Scovillain
Spicy Extract
Scovillain
Scovillain
Scovillain
0954 Rabsca Rabsca
Speed Swap
Rabsca
Rabsca
Rabsca
0956 Espathra Espathra
Lumina Crash
Espathra
Espathra
Espathra
0959 Tinkaton Tinkaton
Gigaton Hammer
Tinkaton
Tinkaton
Tinkaton
0961 Wugtrio Wugtrio
Triple Dive
Wugtrio
Wugtrio
Wugtrio
0964 Palafin Palafin
Jet Punch
Palafin
Palafin
Palafin
0965 Varoom Varoom
Spin Out
Varoom
Varoom
Varoom
0966 Revavroom Revavroom
Spin Out
Revavroom
Revavroom
Revavroom
0966 Starmobile Segin.png Revavroom
Segin Starmobile
Wicked Torque
0966 Starmobile Schedar.png Revavroom
Schedar Starmobile
Blazing Torque
0966 Starmobile Navi.png Revavroom
Navi Starmobile
Spin Out
Noxious Torque
0966 Starmobile Ruchbah.png Revavroom
Ruchbah Starmobile
Spin Out
Magical Torque
0966 Starmobile Caph.png Revavroom
Caph Starmobile
Spin Out
Combat Torque
0970 Glimmora Glimmora
Mortal Spin
Glimmora
Glimmora
Glimmora
0976 Veluza Veluza
Fillet Away
Veluza
Veluza
Veluza
0977 Dondozo Dondozo
Order Up
Dondozo
Dondozo
Dondozo
0979 Annihilape Annihilape
Rage Fist
Annihilape
Annihilape
Annihilape
0981 Farigiraf Farigiraf
Twin Beam
Farigiraf
Farigiraf
Farigiraf
0982 Dudunsparce Dudunsparce
Hyper Drill
Dudunsparce
Dudunsparce
Dudunsparce
0983 Kingambit Kingambit
Kowtow Cleave
Kingambit
Kingambit
Kingambit
0990 Iron Treads Iron Treads
Steel Roller
Iron Treads
Iron Treads
Iron Treads
0998 Baxcalibur Baxcalibur
Glaive Rush
Baxcalibur
Baxcalibur
Baxcalibur
1000 Gholdengo Gholdengo
Make It Rain
Gholdengo
Gholdengo
Gholdengo
1001 Wo-Chien Wo-Chien
Ruination
Wo-Chien
Wo-Chien
Wo-Chien
1002 Chien-Pao Chien-Pao
Ruination
Chien-Pao
Chien-Pao
Chien-Pao
1003 Ting-Lu Ting-Lu
Ruination
Ting-Lu
Ting-Lu
Ting-Lu
1004 Chi-Yu Chi-Yu
Ruination
Chi-Yu
Chi-Yu
Chi-Yu
1007 Koraidon Koraidon
Collision Course
Koraidon
Koraidon
Koraidon
1008 Miraidon Miraidon
Electro Drift
Miraidon
Miraidon
Miraidon
1009 Walking Wake Walking Wake
Hydro Steam
Walking Wake
Walking Wake
Walking Wake
1010 Iron Leaves Iron Leaves
Psyblade
Iron Leaves
Iron Leaves
Iron Leaves
1011 Dipplin Dipplin
Syrup Bomb
Dipplin
Dipplin
Dipplin
1013 Sinistcha Sinistcha
Matcha Gotcha
Sinistcha
Sinistcha
Sinistcha
1017 Ogerpon Ogerpon
Ivy Cudgel
Ogerpon
Ogerpon
Ogerpon
1018 Archaludon Archaludon
Electro Shot
Archaludon
Archaludon
Archaludon
1019 Hydrapple Hydrapple
Syrup Bomb
Fickle Beam
Hydrapple
Hydrapple
Hydrapple
1020 Gouging Fire Gouging Fire
Burning Bulwark
Gouging Fire
Gouging Fire
Gouging Fire
1021 Raging Bolt Raging Bolt
Thunderclap
Rising Voltage
Raging Bolt
Raging Bolt
Raging Bolt
1022 Iron Boulder Iron Boulder
Mighty Cleave
Iron Boulder
Iron Boulder
Iron Boulder
1023 Iron Crown Iron Crown
Tachyon Cutter
Iron Crown
Iron Crown
Iron Crown
1024 Terapagos Terapagos
Tera Starstorm
Terapagos
Terapagos
Terapagos
1025 Pecharunt Pecharunt
Malignant Chain
Pecharunt
Pecharunt
Pecharunt

Z-Moves

# Pokémon Generation
VII
0025 Pikachu Pikachu Catastropika
(Volt Tackle)
0025 Pikachu Pikachu
Pikachu in a cap
10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt
(Thunderbolt)
Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu
0026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan form
Stoked Sparksurfer
(Thunderbolt)
0133 Eevee Eevee Extreme Evoboost
(Last Resort)
0143 Snorlax Snorlax Pulverizing Pancake
(Giga Impact)
0151 Mew Mew Genesis Supernova
(Psychic)
0724 Decidueye Decidueye Sinister Arrow Raid
(Spirit Shackle)
0727 Incineroar Incineroar Malicious Moonsault
(Darkest Lariat)
0730 Primarina Primarina Oceanic Operetta
(Sparkling Aria)
0745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
Splintered Stormshards
(Stone Edge)
Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
0778 Mimikyu Mimikyu Let's Snuggle Forever
(Play Rough)
0784 Kommo-o Kommo-o Clangorous Soulblaze
(Clanging Scales)
0785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko Guardian of Alola
(Nature's Madness)
0786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
0787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
0788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
0791 Solgaleo Solgaleo Searing Sunraze Smash
(Sunsteel Strike)
0800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dusk Mane Necrozma
0792 Lunala Lunala Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom
(Moongeist Beam)
0800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dawn Wings Necrozma
0800 Necrozma Necrozma
Ultra Necrozma
Light That Burns the Sky
(Photon Geyser)
0802 Marshadow Marshadow Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike
(Spectral Thief)

G-Max Moves

# Pokémon Generation
VIII
0003 Venusaur Gigantamax
Venusaur
G-Max Vine Lash
0006 Charizard Gigantamax
Charizard
G-Max Wildfire
0009 Blastoise Gigantamax
Blastoise
G-Max Cannonade
0012 Butterfree Gigantamax
Butterfree
G-Max Befuddle
0025 Pikachu Gigantamax
Pikachu
G-Max Volt Crash
0052 Meowth Gigantamax
Meowth
G-Max Gold Rush
0068 Machamp Gigantamax
Machamp
G-Max Chi Strike
0094 Gengar Gigantamax
Gengar
G-Max Terror
0099 Kingler Gigantamax
Kingler
G-Max Foam Burst
0131 Lapras Gigantamax
Lapras
G-Max Resonance
0133 Eevee Gigantamax
Eevee
G-Max Cuddle
0143 Snorlax Gigantamax
Snorlax
G-Max Replenish
0569 Garbodor Gigantamax
Garbodor
G-Max Malodor
0809 Melmetal Gigantamax
Melmetal
G-Max Meltdown
0812 Rillaboom Gigantamax
Rillaboom
G-Max Drum Solo
0815 Cinderace Gigantamax
Cinderace
G-Max Fireball
0818 Inteleon Gigantamax
Inteleon
G-Max Hydrosnipe
0823 Corviknight Gigantamax
Corviknight
G-Max Wind Rage
0826 Orbeetle Gigantamax
Orbeetle
G-Max Gravitas
0834 Drednaw Gigantamax
Drednaw
G-Max Stonesurge
0839 Coalossal Gigantamax
Coalossal
G-Max Volcalith
0841 Flapple Gigantamax
Flapple
G-Max Tartness
0842 Appletun Gigantamax
Appletun
G-Max Sweetness
0844 Sandaconda Gigantamax
Sandaconda
G-Max Sandblast
0849 Toxtricity Gigantamax
Toxtricity
G-Max Stun Shock
0851 Centiskorch Gigantamax
Centiskorch
G-Max Centiferno
0858 Hatterene Gigantamax
Hatterene
G-Max Smite
0861 Grimmsnarl Gigantamax
Grimmsnarl
G-Max Snooze
0869 Alcremie Gigantamax
Alcremie
G-Max Finale
0879 Copperajah Gigantamax
Copperajah
G-Max Steelsurge
0884 Duraludon Gigantamax
Duraludon
G-Max Depletion
0892 Urshifu Gigantamax
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
G-Max One Blow
Urshifu Gigantamax
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
G-Max Rapid Flow

Shadow moves

# Pokémon Move
0144 Articuno Articuno Shadow Chill
0145 Zapdos Zapdos Shadow Bolt
0146 Moltres Moltres Shadow Fire
0249 Lugia Shadow
Lugia
Shadow Blast

True signature moves

Due to the nature of Smeargle's signature move Sketch, which allows Smeargle to copy and learn most other moves, only signature moves that cannot be sketched may be considered true signature moves.

This includes:

Similarly, all exclusive Z-Moves, G-Max Moves, and Shadow moves can be considered truly exclusive moves, as Z-Moves and Shadow moves cannot be sketched, and Sketch cannot be used in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the only games where G-Max Moves can be used.

Notably, prior to Generation IX, Darkrai's Dark Void (since Generation VII) and Hoopa Unbound's Hyperspace Fury could be copied by Sketch, but could only be performed if used by Darkrai or Hoopa Unbound, or a Pokémon that had transformed into Darkrai or Hoopa Unbound, respectively.

Signature moves once known by other gift or event Pokémon

Victini using Fusion Flare, Fusion Bolt, and V-create

This is a list of signature moves that at one point, another Pokémon had the ability to acquire when obtained as a gift, or through event distributions:

Similar examples

There are several moves that are uniquely associated with certain Pokémon but are otherwise not considered signature moves.

  • Although they are not always signature moves, some Pokémon are capable of learning only one move. These Pokémon are Ditto (Transform), Unown (Hidden Power), and Smeargle (Sketch). Transform is almost a signature move, as it is only learned by one other Pokémon, Mew. Some other Pokémon rely on a very limited signature set of moves, though these Pokémon generally cannot use TMs or TRs.
  • Umbreon's Moonlight is a counterpart to Espeon's Morning Sun, though the former was never its signature move.
  • Iron Tail is the only Steel-type move introduced in Generation II that was never a signature move, although it is heavily associated with Steelix.

Some moves are exclusive to groups of Pokémon that are not an evolutionary family or group of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon.

Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise are often associated with the moves Solar Beam, Flamethrower, and Hydro Pump, respectively.

There are several moves that appear to be designed with certain Pokémon in mind but were not signature moves in their debut generation.

Teachable exclusive moves

The following are moves that can be learned only by a single Pokémon or evolutionary line via level up, but can be also taught to other Pokémon by TMs, HMs, TRs, Move Tutors, or via picnic.

# Pokémon Generation
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0007 Squirtle Squirtle Skull Bash
(TM40)
0008 Wartortle Wartortle Skull Bash
(TM40)
0009 Blastoise Blastoise Skull Bash
(TM40)
0025 Pikachu Pikachu ThunderboltY
(TM24)
0050 Diglett Diglett Dig
(TM28)
Dig
(TM28)
0051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Dig
(TM28)
Dig
(TM28)
0052 Meowth Meowth Pay Day
(TM16)
Pay DayPE
(TM57)
Pay Day
(TM02)
0052 Meowth Meowth
Alolan form
Pay DayPE
(TM57)
Pay Day
(TM02)
0052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
Pay Day
(TM02)
0053 Persian Persian Pay Day
(TM16)
Pay DayPE
(TM57)
Pay Day
(TM02)
0053 Persian Persian
Alolan form
Pay DayPE
(TM57)
Pay Day
(TM02)
0063 Abra Abra Teleport
(TM30)
0064 Kadabra Kadabra Teleport
(TM30)
Ally Switch
(TM51)
0065 Alakazam Alakazam Teleport
(TM30)
Ally Switch
(TM51)
0066 Machop Machop Submission
(TM17)
0067 Machoke Machoke Submission
(TM17)
0068 Machamp Machamp Submission
(TM17)
0078 Rapidash Rapidash Smart Strike
(TM97)
0088 Grimer Grimer Sludge Bomb
(TM36)
0089 Muk Muk Sludge Bomb
(TM36)
0092 Gastly Gastly Dream Eater
(TM42)
0093 Haunter Haunter Dream Eater
(TM42)
0094 Gengar Gengar Dream Eater
(TM42)
0106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Mega Kick
(TM05)
Mega KickFRLGE
(Move Tutor)
0107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Counter
(TM18)
0113 Chansey Chansey SoftboiledFRLGE
(Move Tutor)
0118 Goldeen Goldeen Waterfall
(HM07)
Waterfall
(HM07)
Waterfall
(HM07)
Waterfall
(HM05)
Waterfall
(HM05)
0119 Seaking Seaking Waterfall
(HM07)
Waterfall
(HM07)
Waterfall
(HM07)
Waterfall
(HM05)
Waterfall
(HM05)
0122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Substitute
(TM50)
0124 Jynx Jynx Avalanche
(TM72)
0130 Gyarados Gyarados Waterfall
(TM077)
0146 Moltres Moltres Sky Attack
(TM43)
0192 Sunflora Sunflora Bullet Seed
(TM09)
0198 Murkrow Murkrow Quash
(TM60)
0200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Pain SplitHGSS
(Move Tutor)
0201 Unown Unown Hidden Power
(TM10)
0227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Wing
(TM47)
Steel Wing
(TM47)
Steel Wing
(TM47)
0238 Smoochum Smoochum Avalanche
(TM72)
0242 Blissey Blissey SoftboiledFRLGE
(Move Tutor)
0274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Torment
(TM41)
0288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Focus Punch
(TM01)
Focus Punch
(TM01)
0307 Meditite Meditite Power Trick
(Egg Move)
0308 Medicham Medicham Power Trick
(Egg Move)
0313 Volbeat Volbeat Flash
(TM70)
Flash
(TM70)
Flash
(TM70)
0358 Chimecho Chimecho Ominous Wind
(Move Tutor)
Heal Bell
(Egg Move)
0361 Snorunt Snorunt Frost BreathORAS
(TM79)
Frost Breath
(TM79)
0362 Glalie Glalie Frost BreathORAS
(TM79)
Frost Breath
(TM79)
Ice Ball
(Move Tutor)
0381 Latios Latios Simple Beam
(Egg Move)
0382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Spout
(Egg Move)
0390 Chimchar Chimchar Facade
(TM42)
0427 Buneary Buneary Frustration
(TM21)
Frustration
(TM21)
Frustration
(TM21)
Frustration
(TM21)
0428 Lopunny Lopunny Return
(TM27)
Return
(TM27)
Return
(TM27)
Return
(TM27)
0430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Quash
(TM60)
0433 Chingling Chingling Ominous Wind
(Move Tutor)
0441 Chatot Chatot Confide
(TM100)
Confide
(TM100)
0474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Trick Room
(TM92)
Trick Room
(TM92)
0479 Rotom Rotom Overheat
(TM50)
0511 Pansage Pansage Grass Knot
(TM86)
0515 Panpour Panpour Scald
(TM55)
0516 Simipour Simipour Scald
(TM55)
0531 Audino Audino Secret PowerORAS
(TM94)
0539 Sawk Sawk Rock Smash
(TM94)
Rock Smash
(TM94)XY
(HM06)ORAS
0587 Emolga Emolga Volt Switch
(TM72)
0595 Joltik Joltik ElectrowebB2W2
(Move Tutor)
ElectrowebORAS
(Move Tutor)
ElectrowebUSUM
(Move Tutor)
0596 Galvantula Galvantula ElectrowebB2W2
(Move Tutor)
ElectrowebORAS
(Move Tutor)
ElectrowebUSUM
(Move Tutor)
0717 Yveltal Yveltal Focus Blast
(TM52)
Focus Blast
(TM52)
Focus Blast
(TR64)
0721 Volcanion Volcanion Scald
(TR84)
Scald
(TM188)
0727 Incineroar Incineroar Throat ChopUSUM
(Move Tutor)
Darkest Lariat
(TR93)
0730 Primarina Primarina Sparkling Aria
(Egg Move)
0740 Crabominable Crabominable Ice Hammer
(Egg Move)
0743 Ribombee Ribombee Pollen Puff
(TR96)
Pollen Puff
(TM131)
0795 Pheromosa Pheromosa Speed Swap
(TM62)
0819 Skwovet Skwovet Stuff Cheeks
(Egg Move)
0820 Greedent Greedent Stuff Cheeks
(Egg Move)
0837 Rolycoly Rolycoly Heat Crash
(TR88)
0838 Carkol Carkol Heat Crash
(TR88)
0839 Coalossal Coalossal Heat Crash
(TR88)
0863 Perrserker Perrserker Pay Day
(TM02)
0884 Duraludon Duraludon Breaking Swipe
(TM99)
0925 Maushold Maushold Tidy Up
(Egg Move)
0972 Houndstone Houndstone Last Respects
(Egg Move)
0974 Cetoddle Cetoddle Ice Spinner
(TM124)
0975 Cetitan Cetitan Ice Spinner
(TM124)
1005 Roaring Moon Roaring Moon Scale Shot
(TM200)
1023 Iron Crown Iron Crown Smart Strike
(TM053)

Inheritable exclusive moves

The following are moves that can be learned only by a single Pokémon or evolutionary line via level up, but can also be inherited by other Pokémon via breeding. In Generation IX, Egg Moves are teachable via picnic, and are included in the above section.

# Pokémon Generation
II III IV V VI VII VIII
0007 Squirtle Squirtle Skull Bash
0008 Wartortle Wartortle Skull Bash
0009 Blastoise Blastoise Skull Bash
0016 Pidgey Pidgey FeatherDance
0017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto FeatherDance
0018 Pidgeot Pidgeot FeatherDance
0052 Meowth Meowth Pay Day Pay Day Pay Day
0052 Persian Persian Pay Day
0090 Shellder Shellder Icicle SpearFRLG Icicle Spear
0103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alolan Form
Dragon HammerUSUM
0106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee High Jump Kick
Rolling Kick
Rolling Kick Rolling Kick Rolling Kick Rolling Kick
0107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Mach Punch
0146 Moltres Moltres Sky Attack
0147 Dratini Dratini Outrage
0148 Dragonair Dragonair Outrage
0149 Dragonite Dragonite Outrage
0185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Mimic
0200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Pain Split
Psywave
Pain Split Pain Split
0215 Sneasel Sneasel Beat Up Beat Up
0224 Octillery Octillery Octazooka Octazooka Octazooka Octazooka Octazooka Octazooka
0225 Delibird Delibird Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
0227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Wing Steel Wing Steel Wing Steel Wing
0237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Rolling Kick Rolling Kick Rolling Kick Rolling Kick Rolling Kick
0274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Extrasensory
0296 Makuhita Makuhita SmellingSalt SmellingSalt SmellingSalt Smelling Salts Smelling Salts
0297 Hariyama Hariyama SmellingSalt SmellingSalt SmellingSalt Smelling Salts Smelling Salts
0315 Roselia Roselia GrassWhistle
0325 Spoink Spoink Magic Coat
0326 Grumpig Grumpig Magic Coat
0327 Spinda Spinda Teeter Dance Teeter Dance
0335 Zangoose Zangoose Crush Claw
0336 Seviper Seviper Poison Tail
0363 Spheal Spheal Ice Ball Ice Ball Ice Ball
0364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Ball Ice Ball Ice Ball
0365 Walrein Walrein Ice Ball Ice Ball Ice Ball
0531 Audino Audino Secret Power Secret Power Secret Power
0553 Krookodile Krookodile Power Trip
0572 Minccino Minccino Tail Slap Tail Slap Tail Slap
0573 Cinccino Cinccino Tail Slap Tail Slap Tail Slap
0666 Vivillon Vivillon PowderUSUM
0727 Incineroar Incineroar Throat Chop
0730 Primarina Primarina Sparkling Aria
0755 Morelull Morelull Strength SapUSUM
0756 Shiinotic Shiinotic Strength SapUSUM
0768 Golisopod Golisopod First ImpressionUSUM
0779 Bruxish Bruxish Psychic Fangs

Species-specific moves

The following is a list of moves that are specifically programmed for these Pokémon.

Other moves that work specifically for particular species that are not listed here are:

  • Moves that are required for a Pokémon to evolve, a mechanic introduced in Generation IV.
  • Evolution moves that a Pokémon will try to learn after evolving into another species, regardless of its level, starting in Generation VII.
  • Moves that are required for a Pokémon to know so they could be upgraded into signature Z-Moves.

Similarly, Mega Gengar (except in Generation VI), Diglett, Dugtrio, Sandygast, and Palossand cannot be affected by the move Telekinesis, but a Pokémon that is transformed into one of these Pokémon can be affected.

# Pokémon Move Description
0025 Pikachu Cosplay
Pikachu
Thunder Shock This move replaces Cosplay Pikachu's other form's special move while changing into this form if it had no other moves.
Pikachu Pikachu
Rock Star
Meteor Mash Cosplay Pikachu will try to learn this move along with changing into this form.
Pikachu Pikachu
Belle
Icicle Crash Cosplay Pikachu will try to learn this move along with changing into this form.
Pikachu Pikachu
Pop Star
Draining Kiss Cosplay Pikachu will try to learn this move along with changing into this form.
Pikachu Pikachu
Ph. D
Electric Terrain Cosplay Pikachu will try to learn this move along with changing into this form.
Pikachu Pikachu
Libre
Flying Press Cosplay Pikachu will try to learn this move along with changing into this form.
0128 Tauros Tauros Raging Bull If the user is Paldean Tauros, the move's type changes depending on its form. Combat Breed's Raging Bull is Fighting-type, Blaze Breed's Raging Bull is Fire-type, and Aqua Breed's Raging Bull is Water-type. If used by a Pokémon other than Paldean Tauros, including Kantonian Tauros, who can also learn the move, the move is Normal-type.
Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
Combat Breed
Tauros Tauros
Paldean
Blaze Breed
Tauros Tauros
Paldean
Aqua Breed
0172 Pichu Pichu Volt Tackle Pichu will hatch with that move if its parent was holding Light Ball in the Day Care or the Nursery.
0384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Ascent Rayquaza can Mega Evolve into Mega Rayquaza if it knows this move, but only if it is not holding a Z-Crystal.
0479 Rotom Rotom Thunder Shock This move replaces Rotom's other form's special move while changing into this form if it had no other moves.
Rotom Heat
Rotom
Overheat Rotom will try to learn this move along with changing into this form or replace a special move of its other appliance form.
Rotom Wash
Rotom
Hydro Pump Rotom will try to learn this move along with changing into this form or replace a special move of its other appliance form.
Rotom Frost
Rotom
Blizzard Rotom will try to learn this move along with changing into this form or replace a special move of its other appliance form.
Rotom Fan
Rotom
Air Slash Rotom will try to learn this move along with changing into this form or replace a special move of its other appliance form.
Rotom Mow
Rotom
Leaf Storm Rotom will try to learn this move along with changing into this form or replace a special move of its other appliance form.
0491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Void Since Generation VII, this move will fail if it is not used by Darkrai, or any Pokémon transformed into one.
0646 Kyurem Kyurem Glaciate This move replaces Kyurem's Ice Burn or Freeze Shock while changing into this form.
Kyurem Kyurem Scary Face This move replaces Kyurem's Fusion Flare or Fusion Bolt while changing into this form.
Kyurem White
Kyurem
Ice Burn This move replaces Kyurem's Glaciate or Freeze Shock while changing into this form.
Kyurem White
Kyurem
Fusion Flare This move replaces Kyurem's Scary Face or Fusion Bolt while changing into this form.
Kyurem Black
Kyurem
Freeze Shock This move replaces Kyurem's Ice Burn or Glaciate while changing into this form.
Kyurem Black
Kyurem
Fusion Bolt This move replaces Kyurem's Fusion Flare or Scary Face while changing into this form.
0647 Keldeo Keldeo Secret Sword This move changes Keldeo into Resolute Form.
0648 Meloetta Meloetta
Aria Forme
Relic Song This move changes Meloetta into its Pirouette Forme.
Meloetta Meloetta
Pirouette Forme
Relic Song This move changes Meloetta into its Aria Forme.
0658 Greninja Ash-Greninja Water Shuriken If this move is used by Ash-Greninja, its power is increased and it always hits three times.
0681 Aegislash Aegislash